Reviewed 4 November, 2019
I've never had a bad stay at the Bernards Inn. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food is exceptional and the bar fantastic. The style of the hotel is a bit quaint for my tastes, but everything else means it's still my first choice when in the area.
Reviewed 8 October, 2019
I recently went to a wedding at the Benards Inn. I had a 5 star experience. The entire staff and servers were exceptional, professional, courteous, friendly and warm. The food and drinks were excellent! The Inn was cozy and charming and I had the experience ever!
Reviewed 18 June, 2019
In order to attend a party at 4pm, I asked for early check in, on Fathers Day Weekend, and without hesitation, accommodated and upgraded to Room #2!! A beautiful room, at the top of the stairs, overlooking the front door. Everything was high, especially the bed, this specific room is designed for tall people. Apparently, every guest room is a bit different.The only important fact to note: is the old fashioned staircase, and no elevator. This property would not be a good choice for anyone with difficulties climbing up and down stairs.
Friendly staff makes the difference.
Reviewed 3 December, 2018
The Bernards Inn is venerable and delivers the feel of a small elegant boutique hotel, which is the heart of its charm. During our entire stay, the front desk staff, and management could not have been more helpful, attentive and happy. They quickly learned our names and also delivered on a couple of unique requests we had - so much so that we even tipped the front desk staff as we departed. We declined their offers to help with luggage up and down the stairs. The housekeepers did their jobs well (we tipped them, too, of course!), but they could communicate better if the Inn offered them English lessons. Though our beds were turned down each night, the Inn does not go over the top on the pamper factor and delivers just the right amount of prompt attention. We had wine and light food at the bar and enjoyed the piano player and her singing. Our room was generous in size and had plenty of electrical outlets for our electronics. Our in-room heating was satisfactory and, we think, likely better than having to call the front desk for temperature changes - something that most guests have to do. Some detail in the rooms might be refreshed, but that did not detract from our enjoyment. Bernardsville allows no on-street parking overnight, so the hotel parking is a free lot 1/2 block away - not bad even during a time of record cold in the area. We would return in a heartbeat if we ever have reason to travel to the area again (from Southern California). Very nice choice for a weekend getaway for those who live closer.
Somewhat schizophrenic- very good but also not so much
Reviewed 13 November, 2018
I stayed at this hotel last weekend for 2 nights. We hosted a lovely dinner on Friday night in the wine cellar— very good food and service in a nice setting. We also had a nice brunch on Sunday. Generally the staff was friendly and helpful,although we found the banquet manager supercilious and difficult. We understand that the rooms vary considerably, but ours was very disappointing. We had no control of the thermostat and the windows leak cold air. The curtains did not close completely and the blinds were inadequate to darken the room. The carpet and the chair in our bedroom were stained. We only had a shower in our “suite “. The bed was rock-hard. The room desperately needed a refresh. All for well over $300 per night. The chocolates and cookies were a nice touch, though. Totally mispriced for what they offer.